EPIC STEPS CONFERENCES FOR CHILDREN
What is our purpose?
We think children are incredible. Children are passionate, inspiring, creative and energised young people who can pioneer change. In everything we do, we help build responsible decision-makers
What do we do?
The Epic Steps journey begins in Y5 where whole classes come together from different primary schools to participate in Y5 Epic Steps Conferences for Children. Children return the following year to the Y6 Epic Steps Conferences for Children, specifically designed to build on the Y5 Conferences and stretch these extraordinary young minds. We are deliberately ambitious and children consistently rise to the challenge.
Delivered online directly connecting multiple classrooms – or delivered face-to-face in inspiring venues: children explore and learn together, developing their understanding, awareness and values across three areas:
Confidence, thinking creatively, making great decisions, being responsible and courageous
Understanding their unique value, exploring organisations and career options
Making responsible and innovative decisions for our people and planet
We love child-centred learning. Facilitating the learning in our Epic Steps Conferences for Children are secondary school and college students (Y10-13) who volunteer their time. These students are seated with teams of children to motivate, guide, support and inspire. It’s a shared journey because as they mentor the children, they build their own employability skills – with the added benefit of enriching their career ideas and socially responsible values.
Why our schools participate
Unique opportunity for children to develop leadership, career awareness and socially responsible values together
Rich contribution to the PCSHE curriculum
Child-centred learning in a fun and interactive style
Opportunity to work with children from other regions
Inspiring venues, often provided by major employers
No cost to schools or parents
WHAT OUR CHILDREN SAY
WHAT OUR SCHOOLS SAY
WHAT OUR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT MENTORS SAY
WHAT DO WE SAY?
“When you see a child’s face light up because they have just had a realisation about themselves or the world, it’s a pure joy. When you start to see 100 of these faces light up at the same time, the energy in the room is extraordinary.
Whether it’s children who realise how uniquely awesome they are – or a child who has just made a decision that will solve a country’s water crisis – they all leave feeling that they can make a difference. It’s within their world.”
Alison Edmonds, Director, Epic Steps CIC